(soundcloud.com/sindie4) Weirdly wonderful ambitious pop (from Russia! And not jailed for music making!) that combines Max’s Kansas City 70s oddness, Ringo b-side quirks, and bizarre narratives (if the illustration and Track 2 of “Look But Don’t Touch” are not things I hallucinated, it’s about stealing the Meg White statue from a rock n roll sculpture museum), and some kind of alchemy where grand production somehow results in intimate, almost claustrophobic, music. The tunes here reference everything without ripping anything off. Era-less and errorless.